National Calendar 2022

Readings: Sundays Year C    Weekdays Year II

Mary, Holy Mother of God

1 Jan

World Day of Peace


9 Jan

Mass celebrated at Totara Point to mark anniversary of first Mass in New Zealand by Bishop Pompallier (NZ)

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

23 Jan

Word of God Sunday


2 Feb

Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Waitangi Day

6 Feb


Our Lady of Lourdes

11 Feb

World Day of Prayer for the Sick


13 Feb

World Marriage Day (Marriage Encounter)

Ash Wednesday

2 Mar


1st Friday of Lent

4 Mar

Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims of Abuse and Violence


6 Mar

Te Rā o Ngā Tamariki - Children's Day (NZ)


13 Mar

Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis


25 Mar

Day of Prayer for Family Life

Good Friday

15 Apr

Collection for the Holy Places

Easter Sunday

17 Apr

Sunday of the Resurrection


25 Apr National Day of Remembrance

St Peter Chanel

28 Apr

Proto-martyr of Oceania – Patron Saint of Oceania

4th Sunday in Easter Time

8 May

Day of Prayer for Vocations - Seminary Collection


8 – 14 May

National Vocations Awareness Week

 Ascension Sunday

29 May

World Communications Day


29 May – 5 Jun

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pentecost Sunday

5 Jun


Trinity Sunday

12 Jun


Corpus Christi

19 June

Day of Prayer for Refugees & Migrants


26 June

Peter’s Pence Collection


10 July

Day of Prayer for Seafarers

 4th Sunday in July

24 July

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

14 Aug

Patronal Feast for New Zealand


1 Sep

Day of Prayer for Care of Creation


4 – 10 Sep

Social Justice Week


2 Oct

Day of Celebration for Venerable Suzanne Aubert


9 Oct

Day of Prayer to Support Life


23 Oct

World Mission Sunday - Collection

 All Saints Day

1 Nov



13 Nov

World Day of the Poor

Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

20 Nov

World Youth Day

1st Sunday of Advent

27 Nov

Sundays Year A; Weekdays Year I

Christmas Day

25 Dec



Note: When a Day of Prayer (listed in the right-hand column) falls on a Sunday or coincides with a Feast Day, it may be sufficient to offer a simple remembrance in the introduction to the Mass or a brief mention in the homily or in the Prayer of the Faithful. “Local” days are indicated in italics.

NZ Catholic Bishops Conference

Meeting Dates

22-24 Feb

Mixed Commission; NZCBC Commissions (Auckland)

15-19 May

NZCBC (Christchurch)

6-7 Sep

NZCBC Commissions (Wellington)

30 Oct-3 Nov

NZCBC (Wellington)